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Session Position District Party
1868 Republican
1869 Speaker Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


11/30/1822 - 05/30/1872

CLARK, John, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, November 30, 1822 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; lieutenant colonel, 32nd Regiment, 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves (1861-1862, Civil War); railroad construction department, United States Military (1862-1863, Civil War); public works contractor, Welland Canal, Canada, Boston Water Works and Croton Water Works, New York City; railroad contractor, Pennsylvania Railroad, Hudson River Railroad, North Pennsylvania Railroad, Warren and Franklin Railroad, Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad, Union Railroad of Baltimore; member, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, elected, common council, Philadelphia (1860); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 1868 and 1869 terms; elected, Speaker (1869); not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1870 term; trustee, Lower Dublin Academy; died, May 30, 1872 in Holmesburg (now Philadelphia), Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Emmanuel Churchyard, Holmesburg (now Philadelphia), Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.